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Andrew Peebles

Andrew Peebles, one of 300 convicts transported on the Susan, 07 March 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Andrew Peebles
Aliases: Pebbles
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Returning from transportation
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Susan
Departure date: 7th March, 1834
Arrival date: 8th July, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 313 (158)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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D Wong on 10th October, 2015 wrote:

Andrew Peebles was 13 years old when he was tried along with his father, Robert Peebles (Agamemnon 1820).

National Archives Kew:
Referece: HO 17/6/40
Prisoner name: Robert Peebles and Andrew Peebles.
Prisoner details: Robert: a millwright of Calton, Glasgow. Andrew: aged 13 years.
Court and date of trial: Robert: [Circuit Court, Glasgow] [1819]. Andrew: Circuit Court Glasgow [April] 1822.
Crime: Theft.
Initial sentence: Robert: 14 years transportation. Andrew: transportation for life.
Annotated: Nil.
Petitioner(s): Janet Ramsay (Janet Peebles) wife of Robert and mother of Andrew.
Grounds for clemency: Robert: insane following an industrial accident in which he lost an arm and suffered head injuries. Andrew: led astray by bad company.
Other papers: Letter from the petitioner transmitting her own petition.
1822 May 18

Andrew arrived in VDL per Phoenix in 1824.
Andrew was 5’3” tall, light brown hair, dark grey eyes, small scar over right eyebrow, one on chin, small scar centre back of right hand.

1830-1833 Musters: Listed as having absconded from the Colony.
“I absconded from Wm. Stevenson’s service Storekeeper Launceston Van Diemen’s Land in May 1830 I went in the Clansman to England stowed away by some sailor I do not know his name. I made him 7 the other Sailors shoes - I was in the Hold, all the Sailors knew me, but not as a Runaway. I went to Glasgow and got married no one knew me I only told my mother I ran away”
Whilst back in Glasgow he married wife Agnes in 1833.
His father was in Sydney and now free by Servitude.

1834: He was then transported per “Susan 1834” to NSW and then per “Currency Lass” to VDL – not sure if he was just caught or if he committed another crime, but this time it was for Life.  He was then sent to Port Arthur for 3 years to make up for the 3 years he lost in absconding.

14/10/1834: Colonial Times, Hobart:
Andrew Peebles, charged with having been absent from his duty, for the last three years, was ordered to spend three more at Port Arthur.

16/7/1842 Launceston Examiner:
Andrew Peebles, a prisoner of the crown, was charged with being absent without leave and being improperly at the residence of Robert Green creating a disturbance; sentence twenty-one days to the treadmill.

1844: TOL
1/9/1834: TOL cancelled for misconduct.

Feb. 1862: He was in Melbourne – occupation was a shoemaker.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th October, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Pebbles, date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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